9,643 people given the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday (13)

9,643 people given the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday (13)

9,643 people given the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday (13)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

14 Mar, 2021 | 6:55 am

Colombo (News 1st);  9,643 people were given the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday (13), said the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health.

Accordingly, a total of 770,408 people have been given the vaccine so far in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka on the 29th of January 2021 commenced its COVID-19 vaccination drive, a day after receiving a consignment of 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccines gifted by India.

Three Army personnel and a senior doctor received the first jabs, marking the launch of the roll-out at six main hospitals in Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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